Noticing that feeling and thought coming together is all that is creating our reality frees us up to see infinite possibilities for life.
We feel that our past binds us. In the work situation as a manager I was taught that: ‘Past performance is a good indicator of future performance’. But it isn’t the whole story, as thought can change and when thought changes so does behaviour. How many people do we know who have reinvented themselves either professionally or personally; for example with a new relationship, leaving the past job or partner behind. It is possible for us to change, when we think we can’t then it is likely that we wont’ be able to. We have the freedom to believe whatever we want to believe about ourselves and others.
We think we are like we are due to our past, but this is not actually the case, and believing that we are keeps us trapped and helpless. There is nothing that we can do to change the past. But when we can see that we can only experience the past via thought, we then see that we are living in a moment to moment reality where we have the potential to change in any given moment. We change via insight. A sight from within. When we see how our reality is being experienced this change is effortless and opens us up to more and more possibilities in life than we thought possible. We notice that we have a new thought about something, or our behaviour changes without us even noticing the insight, or we suddenly have less thinking about situations that took a great deal of thinking in the past.
I have noticed that I have more time in the mornings. I used to get up and the morning was filled with doing, chivvying children, getting breakfast ready for everyone. I had so much thinking about the lack of time in the morning I used make packed lunches the night before. Now I have more time. I can only assume that the feeling of more time has come from unnecessary thinking about there being ‘no time’ and ‘rushing’ has fallen away. Now I am left more in the moment to do what needs to be done, respond to the children and to fresh thought that always comes my way. This feeling of more time is not limited to the mornings, it can be throughout the day and I am not the only one who has experienced this. This understanding has been taught in a big teaching hospital in the US where clinicians reported that they stopped taking work home with them after learning how the truly work psychologically.
Have you noticed that you may have a thought like, ‘Oh I can just apply for that job’ or ‘I will just contact that person’ and then you don’t because it is shortly followed by all sorts of other thoughts about why you ‘shouldn’t’. All these thoughts are OK, but what if you just did it anyway and saw what happens. This understanding of how life works also allows us to do this with less and less attachment to outcomes.
We are not bound by our past and our future is filled with infinite possibilities.
If you are interested to learn more about this understanding of life please do get in contact with me. I offer a free half an hour chat.
We are also running a 6 week course with support in-between. It start on the 29th April and the details can be found here.
I have a children’s book out soon too!